West Indies were all out for 322 in their second innings in the post-lunch session on the fifth day of the third and final cricket Test against India at Windsor Park on Sunday.
Shivnarine Chanderpaul remained not out on 116. India need 180 runs from about 47 overs to win the Test.
Starting the day on 73, Chanderpaul reached his hundred from 265 balls, turning Ishant Sharma through square leg for two, and has rallied the West Indies lower order in a bid for the hosts to either save the Test, or score an unlikely victory.
He became the second century-maker in the innings, following Kirk Edwards’ 110 Saturday that helped to revive the hosts.
Like Edwards, he almost gave it away on 99, when he tucked a delivery from off-spinner Harbhajan Singh to forward short leg, took an exploratory step down the pitch, and was quick enough to regain his ground, with the throw coming from the alert fielder Abhinav Mukund.
The West Indies, resuming from their overnight total of 224 for six, were ushered over the 250-run mark before Sammy was dubiously caught at forward short leg off Harbhajan for 17, playing defensively forward.
TV replays suggested the ball ricocheted from his pad onto his chest before flying to the fielder, placing the decision of umpire Richard Kettleborough in great doubt.
Three balls later, Ravi Rampaul was run out for one, when he failed to beat Sharma’s direct hit at the striker’s end, going for a single.